The Republican Party nominating committee met Tuesday night to select their nominee for the upcoming special election to replace Sen. Dan Kelly.
State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, was named as the Republican Party candidate for the Special Election taking place on Dec. 8.
The committee was comprised of representatives from Taylor, Marion, Washington, Nelson and Mercer.
The Special Election was called by Gov. Steven Beshear to replace Kelly, who vacated the position to fill the open judge's position in the 11th Circuit.